Hello, I am a 26 year old female who has been battling this horrendous chest pain since August of 2013. Coincidentally this was the first time I ever panicked in my life as well. Anyway I want to give you my symptoms and I am really hoping to be able to get in touch with someone or people with this same condition so we can maybe support each other?
My left side is the side that was hit. I thought for sure it was a heart attack. I do not have the typical ribs as the problem ribs, all of the ribs along the left hand side are inflamed. I get pain in the front, on the side of my body, directly lined up with my left breast, just under my arm, and on my back along the spine there. My left arm is affected as well and it's caused it to pop, click, and lock in certain positions. I am in constant pain and I no longer respond to over the counter NSAIDS. Occasionally I have difficulty breathing like my ribs don't want to expand or something. This has been the center of my anxiety for months and maybe if there is someone out there with the same symptoms could you talk to me a bit just so I can kind of really feel like I'm going to be okay? Thank you